Mahavastu [sanskrit verses and english]

by Émile Senart | 1882 | 56,574 words

This is the Sanskrit Mahavastu: a lengthy work on Buddhist teachings and narratives belonging to the school of early Buddhism (Mahasanghika). This edition only includes those metrical verses occuring in the various stories and Jatakas, as well as the corresponding English translation by J. J. Jones.

Verse 64.2

ये निमित्ता अभूत् तत्र तरमाणे नरोत्तमे ।
व्याकरोहि महावीर तथागत महामुनि ॥ २ ॥

ye nimittā abhūt tatra taramāṇe narottame |
vyākarohi mahāvīra tathāgata mahāmuni || 2 ||

Declare, O mighty hero, Tathagata, great seer, what portents there were as the Best of Men crossed over. (2)

English translation by J. J. Jones (1949) Read online

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (64.2). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Yah, Yat, Nimitta, Tatra, Tara, Ani, Narottama, Vya, Akara, Mahavira, Tathagata, Mahamuni,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 64.2). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “ye nimittā abhūt tatra taramāṇe narottame
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • nimittā -
  • nimitta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • abhūt -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [aorist active third single]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
  • taram -
  • tara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    tara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tarā (noun, feminine)
  • āṇe -
  • āṇi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    aṇ (verb class 1)
    [imperfect middle first single], [perfect middle first single], [perfect middle third single]
    aṇ (verb class 4)
    [perfect middle first single], [perfect middle third single]
  • narottame -
  • narottama (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • Line 2: “vyākarohi mahāvīra tathāgata mahāmuni
  • vyā -
  • vi (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    vi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    vi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ve (noun, masculine)
    vya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ākaro -
  • ākara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ākara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ākarā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • uhi -
  • u (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • mahāvīra -
  • mahāvīra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tathāgata -
  • tathāgata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tathāgata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mahāmuni -
  • mahāmuni (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    mahāmuni (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
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